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Employment law


Acas launches guide to help combat sex discrimination 4 April 2016

A new guide to help employers and managers identify, tackle and prevent sex discrimination in the workplace has been published by advisory service Acas. Read full story


BIS minimum wage guidance updated 1 April 2016

Updated guidance on calculating the minimum wage has been published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), taking into consideration the new National Living Wage. Read full story


Compliance concerns as National Living Wage regulations come into force 1 April 2016

With regulations for the National Living Wage now in force, concerns have been raised within the payroll industry over compliance, guidance and the effect of the measure on small businesses. Read full story


Gender pay gap reporting rules 'fundamentally flawed' 31 March 2016

Concerns have been raised in the legal profession over the effectiveness of planned legislation for gender pay gap reporting. Read full story


Government accepts LPC National Minimum Wage rate recommendations 15 March 2016

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has welcomed the government’s acceptance of its recommendations for the rates of the National Minimum Wage (NMW), to apply from 1 October 2016. Read full story


EAT overturns tribunal decision on childcare vouchers 11 March 2016

An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that it is not discriminatory to require employees to agree to the suspension of childcare vouchers during maternity leave when signing up to the scheme. Read full story


EAT confirms commission must be included in holiday pay calculations 22 February 2016

Employers need to pay commission as part of holiday pay, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed. Read full story


Government announces league tables to tackle gender pay gaps 15 February 2016

Companies failing to address the gender pay gap will be highlighted in new league tables as part of a raft of measures unveiled by women and equalities minister Nicky Morgan. Read full story


Latest National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed 9 February 2016

More than 90 employers failing to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed following investigation by HMRC. Read full story


ZHC workers gain tribunal rights 13 January 2016

Workers now have the right to make an employment tribunal claim if an employer punishes them for breaching an exclusivity clause in a zero-hours contract (ZHC). Read full story


Acas publishes guide on preventing disability discrimination at work 22 December 2015

A guide to help employers and managers identify, tackle and prevent disability discrimination in the workplace has been published by Acas. Read full story


Prepare now for National Living Wage, urges BIS 8 December 2015

Businesses have been advised to make early preparations for the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) on 1 April 2016. Read full story


Companies must take steps on anti-slavery laws 9 November 2015

Businesses have been advised to act on new guidance that requires them to take steps to ensure their supply chains do not involve human trafficking or slavery. Read full story


Zero-hours contract guidance issued by BIS 2 November 2015

Employer guidance on zero-hours contracts has been published by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). Read full story


Gender pay reporting to include bonus information 2 November 2015

The government will force larger employers to publish information about their bonuses for men and women as part of their gender pay gap reporting. Read full story


Monsoon Accessorize tops list of NMW offenders 23 October 2015

More than 100 employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage (NMW) have been named and shamed by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). Read full story


TUC: Scrapping union subs system will disrupt workplaces 21 October 2015

The government has confirmed it is pushing ahead with plans to scrap public sector check-off arrangements – the system through which employers make deductions for trade union membership via payroll. Read full story


National Living Wage to cost large firms an extra £11m by 2020 16 October 2015

Large employers expect to pay an extra £1.6m in wages in 2016 and up to £11m more by 2020 due to the National Living Wage (NLW), according to research. Read full story


Shared Parental Leave to be extended to grandparents 5 October 2015

The Shared Parental Leave system will be extended to cover working grandparents, Chancellor George Osborne has announced. Read full story


Guidance on employing someone at home revised by HMRC 22 September 2015

HMRC has revised guidance on employing someone to work in your home - a move welcomed by the CIPP, which says previous advice was “misleading”. Read full story


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